Fort Myers surveillance cameras installed

Posted at 8:01 AM, Dec 15, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-15 08:01:51-05

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Crews were busy in downtown Fort Myers Monday as they set up the grid to run video surveillance cameras.

Contractors have already set up WiFi stations and have now started retro-fitting light poles so they can hold video surveillance cameras.

The contractors are under strict orders from the city manager: 49 cameras must be up and running by the new year's eve celebration.

Its a welcome sight to many after the deadly ZombiCon shooting in October.

City leaders say they don't want to stop at the boundaries of the River district.  They intend to expand, focusing on major intersections and problem areas within the city.